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10/21/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/21/2020 08:41

100th Anniversary of Women Winning the Vote: Reflections on the 2020 Centennial

Washington, DC

On Thursday, October 22 at 1 p.m., the National Archives presents a virtual panel discussion on the100th Anniversary of Women Winning the Vote: Reflections on the 2020 Centennial moderated by Deputy Archivist of the United States Debra Steidel Wall. Register to attend. Watch the program livestreamed on the National Archives YouTube channel.

National Archives Virtual Panel Discussion
100th Anniversary of Women Winning the Vote: Reflections on the 2020 Centennial
Thursday, October 22, at 1 p.m., ET
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which secured women's right to vote in the U.S. Constitution. Learn about the diversity and depth of centennial commemorations around the country, and enjoy a conversation with the bipartisan leadership of the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission as they discuss the ways in which the suffragists fought for equality and continue to inspire American leaders toward a more perfect democracy.

Moderated by Deputy Archivist of the United States Debra Steidel Wall, panelists include Senator Barbara Mikulski (ret); Kay Coles James, President of the Heritage Foundation; Colleen Shogan, Senior Vice President, White House Historical Association; and Susan Combs, Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior.

Presented in partnership with the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission (WSCC) with support from the 2020 Women's Vote Centennial Initiative (WVCI).

Program presented in conjunction with our exhibition: Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote. Rightfully Hers is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Unilever, Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP, AT&T, Ford Motor Company Fund, Facebook, Barbara Lee Family Foundation Fund at the Boston Foundation, Google, HISTORY ®, and Jacqueline B. Mars. Additional support for National Outreach and Programs provided by Denise Gwyn Ferguson, Maggie and Robert Boroujerdi, BMO Financial Group, The Hearst Foundations, Maris S. Cuneo Foundation, FedEx, Bernstein Family Foundation, and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation/Ambassador Fay-Hartog Levin (Ret.)

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